the importance of ongoing professional learning and development, CAFRA has designated the 4th
Friday of each October (October 25, 2019) as an Early Childhood Educator
Professional Development Day. This will be a day where ECE’s have the
opportunity to learn together, unite under the common focus of continuous
professional learning and become stronger as a community.
Substantial research on high quality
Early Learning and Child Care programs worldwide clearly demonstrates that the
greatest indicator of program quality is the knowledge, education and capacity
of the Educators who work with children and families. In other words, educational preparation and the ongoing learning of Educators
remains central to the quality of Early Learning and Child Care.
Please click the links below to see what some of our CAFRA centres are doing during the ECE Professional Development Day for 2019!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place online via a GoTo Webinar video conference.
This is a very important meeting as the AECEA Board elections will be taking place.
Do you know of any upcoming professional development opportunities that would be of interest to CAFRA members? E-mail Vicki at email@example.com to have it added to the website and/or calendar. There are a few NEW opportunities posted now.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development. The Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development recognize professionals who make life better for children and families. Nominating these professionals, teams and programs honours excellence in their field. Doing so also celebrates their outstanding work with children at programs licensed or approved by the Government of Alberta. Find out more here. Nomination deadline is September 27, 2019.
The School Age Child Care Directors Association of Alberta (SACDA) is conducting a survey to gather information relating to SAC/OSC (School Age Care/ Out of School Care) across the province of Alberta. It should only take 5-8 minutes to complete. To participate in the survey, go here.
In the wise words of author Marty Chan: “If the candidate or party that I chose doesn’t win, it will mean I will have to work harder to shape the world I want to live in. If my candidate or party wins, I know the work isn’t done and I can’t rely entirely on a government to make my world better.” Whether your candidate did or did not win, we can all agree we have lots of work to do together! (Check Marty Chan’s Facebook page to see the rest of his quote.)
April and May are busy months for Professional Learning opportunities! Check out “Upcoming Events” under “Professional Learning” to see what’s coming up.
The provincial election is coming up Tuesday, April 16, 2019. If you were able to attend the membership meeting on March 21, you had the chance to hear about the election, the candidates, and advocacy. Links to the resources provided at the meeting are available under “Advocacy.”